Coriander Rice Recipe

Coriander/Cilantro rice is a fragrant one pot meal which is accompanied by a mixed vegetable Raita or plain yoghurt. I like mine with a few mint leaves thrown in as it makes the rice more aromatic. You can add vegetables of your choice, though I prefer to add only potatoes apart from the onions that are sautéed to make the rice even more flavourful!!!

Ingredients :

  • 250 Gms Basmathi rice
  • One small bunch coriander leaves
  • 8 green chillies
  • A few mint leaves
  • 2 inch piece of ginger
  • 7 cloves of garlic
  • 1 large lemon
  • 3 tbsps grated coconut
  • 1 large potato
  • 3 large onions
  • Salt
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 inch stick of Cinnamon
  • 1 pod Cardamom
  • 1 tsp jeera/cumin
  • 3 tbsps ghee/clarified butter
  • 4 tbsps oil
  • A few coriander leaves for garnish

Method :

Prepare the Basmathi rice by the double boiler method. Grind together the coriander and mint leaves. Coconut, green chillies, ginger, garlic and juice of half a lemon. Slice the onions. Deskin and cube the potato. Heat the ghee and oil mixture. Throw in a tsp of jeera, and after it splutters add the Cardamom, cinnamon and cloves. Drop in the onions, potatoes and salt. Roast till translucent. Add the ground paste, rice and salt. Mix and heat well. Add the remaining lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves.

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